hlǽfdige
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hlǽfdige
Add:I. the mistress of a household (lit. and fig.) Hýredes hláford paterfamilias, hýredes móder oððe hlǽfdige materfamilias, Wrt. Voc. i. 73, 21. Seó sáwl is ðæs flǽsces hlǽfdige, and hire gedafnað heó simle gewylde ðá wylne, is flǽsc tó hyre hǽsum. Þwyrlíce færð æt ðám húse þǽr seó wyln bið þǽre hlǽfdigan wissigend, and seó hlǽfdige bið þǽre wylne underðeódd. Hml. S. 17, 8-12. Þǽre hláfdian matrone, Wrt. Voc. ii. 54, 65. Swé swé égan menenes hondum hláfdian hire (dominae suae), Ps. Srt. 122, 2. I a. the lady superior of a convent :-- Galla, Godes mennen, laþode tó hire þá móder and hlǽfdian eallre þǽre gesomnunge cunctae congregationis accivit matrem, Gr. D. 280, 20. Þá foregangendan hlǽfdian, 26. II. a queen (lit. or fig.) Ætstód kquén ł hlǽfdige (regina ) æt swíðran þínum, Ps. L. 44, 10. Seó sáwul is þæs líchoman hlǽfdige, and heó gewissað þá fíf andgitn swá swá of cynesætle ... Hyre gedafnað heó swá swá hlǽfdige foresceáwige hwæt heó gehwylcum lime bebeóde tó dónne, Hml. S. 1, 195-203. II a. applied to the Virgin Mary the queen of heaven, Our Lady :-- Eálá þú hlǽfdige, ealles middaneardes cwén, Hml. S. 23 b, 487: 472. Bide þá eádigan Sanctan Marian þíne leófan hlǽfdian, Angl. xii. 515, 2. II b. as title of an English king's wife. 1. in the king's lifetime Hugon þe seó hléfdige (Ethelred's queen ) heafde hire gesett tó geréfan, Chr. 1003; P. 135, 6. Se cyng (Edward ) geaf þǽre hlǽfdian (cf. seó cwén, 182, 7)) Ǽrest his kynehláforde ǽnne beáh on hundeahtotigan mancysan goldes ... And þǽre hlǽfdian (hlǽdigan, C.D. ii. 380, 29) (dominae suae reginae, 504, 1) ǽnne beáh on þrittigan mancyssan goldes, Cht. Th. 501, 10. Ic ann mínæn cinæhláfordæ ... and þám æþelingæ ... and þǽre hlǽfdigan ..., 553, 37. 2. after the king's death Hér forðférde Cnut cing ... and Ælfgyfu Imme seó hlǽfdie sæt ðǽr (Winchester ) binnan, Chr. 1035; P. 158, 11. On þýs ylcan geáre forðférde seó ealde hlǽfdige (the queen dowager ), Eádwerdes cinges móder, Imme hátte, 1051; P. 172, 32. Eadweard cingc and Ælfgyfu seó hléfdige (cf. Ego, Eadward rex ... Ego, Ælfgyfa praedicti regis mater ..., 75, 8), C.D. iv. 76, 13. Eádgyð seó hlǽfdie forðférde, seó wæs Eádwardes cynges geresta, Chr. 1076; P. 212, 19. III. as a form of courteous address, lady(?) Cueð hir tó se Hǽlend, 'Maria' (in the margin is on Englis, hláfdia), Jn. L. 20, 16.
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